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PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

Receives $2.4 Million Follow-On Order for Pro/ENGINEER Software and 
Services from Steelcase Inc.   
Business Editors 
Steelcase Standardizes on PTC's Mechanical Design Automation  
Software For Its Product Design and Development Activities  
Worldwide  
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 1, 1994--Parametric 
Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: PMTC) announced today that it has 
received a $2.4 million follow- on order for software and services 
from Steelcase Inc.  of Grand Rapids, Mich.  The vast majority of 
this order reflects seats of Parametric Technology's Pro/ENGINEER 
mechanical design automation software, which will be shipped to 
Steelcase during PTC's current fiscal quarter.   
Steelcase Inc.  is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of 
office furniture with sales exceeding $2.3 billion worldwide.  The 
company conducted an exten-sive evaluation of CAD/CAM technologies 
prior to making its decision to stan-dardize on Pro/ENGINEER.  The 
newly ordered software will be used for product 
design-through-manufacturing applications at various Steelcase sites 
worldwide.   
"We are pleased that Steelcase is expanding the use of our 
technology to address its most sophisticated product development 
challenges,"  said Steven C.  Walske, chairman and chief executive 
officer of Parametric Technology.  "When industry leaders, such as 
Steelcase, make the commitment to standardize on Pro/ENGINEER, that's
an excellent indication of our software's ability to help these 
companies develop their products better, faster and more 
efficiently."   
John J. Gruizenga, senior vice president of quality and technical 
services at Steelcase, added: "We are very pleased with our 
Pro/ENGINEER installation and the productivity gains we have achieved
to date using this advanced mechanical design automation technology.
We are broadening our use of the software throughout our organization
because we view Pro/ENGINEER as a strategic means to reduce our time 
to market while enhancing our product quality."   
Parametric Technology's Pro/ENGINEER product family encompasses 30 
application-specific modules that address the complete spectrum of 
mechanical design-through-manufacturing activities.  This parametric,
feature-based solid modeling technology is used throughout the 
electronics, aerospace, automotive, and consumer products industries 
by nearly 4,300 companies worldwide.   
Parametric Technology Corporation has emerged as the leader in the 
mechanical design automation industry.  Its new generation of 
CAD/CAM/CAE technology is revolutionizing the mechanical design 
automation process with a market strategy that emphasizes 
technological leadership, aggressive price/performance, hardware 
independence, worldwide distribution, and extensive customer support. 
Pro/ENGINEER is a registered trademark of Parametric Technology 
Corporation.   
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Parametric Technology Corp.   Parametric Technology Corp. 
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